‘Take my hand’
…follow in the footsteps of the young Robert Louis Stevenson and relive the exploration of the town,
as he did some 150 years ago.
Treasured Memories exhibition is currently on at the Coastal Communities Museum in North Berwick. As part of this exhibition there is a section devoted to young Robert who, along with other members of his extended family, used to holiday in the town during the 1860s.
The family usually stayed in a large house on East Bay and during their stay Robert and his cousins spent their days playing on the beach, swimming in the sea, clambering over rocks, exploring the local coastline and town, taking a boat out to the islands and playing some golf.
It has been said that many of the local characters and locations were to influence RLS’s later literary works. Treasure Island is said to have evolved from Robert’s visits to Fidra Island.
While there have been changes to North Berwick in recent years, some streets and specific locations have remained the same for centuries. Linking with the past, the Coastal Communities Museum has devised a walking Treasure Hunt which takes participants through a series of 12 questions to attain treasure. Great fun for all the family, with all ‘twelve steps’ easily accessible and located in and around the town centre.
Now is the time to get some fresh air and exercise, while testing your local knowledge. Treasure Trail leaflets are only available from the Coastal Communities Museum.
TREASURED MEMORIES | COASTAL COMMUNITIES MUSEUM
Open 11am-4pm, Sat & Sun in June, Wed to Sun in July & August | School Road, North Berwick EH39 4JU | t: 01620 894313 | www.coastalmuseum.org